Our church cares for God's creation in part through the work of the Green Team. The Team’s goal is to inspire the congregation to work with greater intention toward lessening our environmental impact through both individual and community actions. The church takes its charge to be responsible stewards of God's creation as a call to meaningful action for all of us, and the Green Team seeks to provide information and opportunities to support such action.
That’s why the Congregational Church of Middlebury UCC is pursuing becoming a Creation Justice Church. Our involvement in the program will provide us with a flexible framework to help us determine the most effective ways to show our love for God by caring for the earth and its most vulnerable people.
To begin, we have created a Creation Justice Covenant (below) that was ratified by the congregation at the 2021 Annual Meeting. Our next steps will be to explore ways to support environmental justice in the areas of theology and worship, the life and practice of the church, awareness and advocacy, and connection with partners to engage in this important work on broader scale. Learn more about the process of becoming a Creation Justice Church.
We invite you to explore our work further through the links below.